Federal Interagency Forum on Aging Related Statistics: The Forum has developed a half-day workshop to introduce their new report, "Older Americans 2004: Key Indicators of Well-Being," to GSA members. This updated and expanded report builds upon the Forum's first Older Americans report, which was released in 2000. Older Americans 2004 continues to monitor for health and well-being of older Americans through a broad range of indicators in five important areas: population, economics, health status, health risks, and behaviors, and health care. To help GSA members better understand these indicators, the workshop will feature presentations from the Forum experts who constructed the indicators and provided the data. The presentations will be highlight the new and revised indicators, discuss some of the important trends that have emerged, review the strengths and weaknesses of the data sources, as well as provide detailed information on how to access these data sources.
November 19 at 1:30 p.m.
The Keynote Address: GSA President Fox Wetle will welcome Dr. James Marks, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. In this position he has developed and advanced systematic ways to reduce or prevent the consequences of tobacco use and obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Through his leadership, CDC and public health have achieved for chronic disease prevention the kind of recognition and support that the previous century gave to the infectious disease arena.
November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Promoting a Healthy Social Security: The Social Security program, while in short-range actuarial balance, is under-financed for the long term. In order to respond to the challenge of the baby boom and later beneficia
Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America